You are spending your time
In the garden for a change. The worms slither

Like miniature snakes. The myena birds
Fly around searching for a nesting place.

There’s a crow on the asbestos roof
Greeting you like an ominous omen.

You hear a bell from the postman
Delivering a letter from Australia. There’s a rose

Blooming as the cynosure while
Butterflies are curling around the blooms

Searching for nectar. And as I gaze
At this hodge-podge of unfazed beauty

I could feel my senses train to the surroundings,
While my mind confesses to the soul.

Its almost like having a new screensaver


Author: meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, American Journal of Poetry, Kitaab, Eastlit and Ravens Perch. He mixes science with poetry for a living, when what matters is the expression of both DNA and words into something serendipitous. Although an Australian citizen, Dilantha is domiciled in Sri Lanka, his country of birth.

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